TCS has best DECA regionals showing yet

The Trinity College School chapter of DECA competed at the Nor-Eastern and Private Regionals in Whitby on Saturday, November 23rd. More than 1,000 students participated in this regional competition and TCS was represented by the largest number of participants we have ever had: 39 students.

Through conferences and competitions, DECA instills professionalism and prepares young business leaders and entrepreneurs to respond to authentic business cases and market demands.

Members of the TCS Chapter worked hard over the past few months preparing for the written and oral competitions. Meetings and training sessions led by Jaya Sharma (chapter president) and Kyle Munns (vice-president) helped to make this the most successful regional competition yet for TCS. Eight ribbons were awarded to participants for placing in the top 10 in written, oral and/or overall results: Ethan Davis, Kyle Munns, Jaya Sharma, Michael Yip and Jack Zhang.

An impressive 15 participants qualified in specific categories for the provincial competition, which will take place in Toronto this coming February:

  • Jaya Sharma – Apparel and Accessories Marketing
  • Ben Ma – Accounting
  • Riley Christensen – Automotive Services Marketing
  • Kyle Munns – Business Finance
  • Michael Yip – Business Services Marketing
  • Jack Zhang – Food Marketing
  • Lily Lai and Carly Lin – Marketing Management
  • Adam Fang – Personal Financial Literacy
  • Russell Blakely and Nasser Yassein – Sports and Entertainment Marketing
  • Grace Hodges and Chris Murphy – Sports and Entertainment Marketing
  • Kit Cheung and Eric Wang – Travel and Tourism

As well, Ava Becker and Neyha Billing (Hospitality Services category) won the Nor-Eastern and Private Regionals Instagram giveaway, allowing them to compete at provincials as well.

Our young business leaders and entrepreneurs are now one step closer to the International Career Development Conference in Nashville in April.

Thank you to Ms. Jessica Daicos for helping to chaperone.

- By Mr. Peter Mao, DECA chapter leader